Cinnamon Cocoa Almonds

Almonds are a super backpacking snack and this cocoa-dusted recipe makes for a satisfying desert.
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Almonds are a super backpacking snack and this cocoa-dusted recipe makes for a satisfying desert.

“Almonds have a great calorie-to-weight ratio, and, when dusted with cocoa and cinnamon, they taste amazing,” says guide Andy Stephen. Makes 1 cup

1cup raw or roasted unsalted almonds
2Tbsp natural, unsweetened cocoapowder
½tsp ground cinnamon
2tsp honey or agave nectar
½tsp vanilla extract
Dash of sea salt

At home Mix cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt; place in container with sealable lid. Add almonds, honey, and vanilla to a deep saucepan; turn burner to very low heat and stir until almonds are just coated. Remove from heat. Add to container with dry ingredients and shake until nuts are well-coated. After cooling, store them in a zip-top bag.